Wild Beer Co announces new cask collaboration project

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Pioneering: Wild Beer Co brewer Russell Sykes will lead the project
Pioneering: Wild Beer Co brewer Russell Sykes will lead the project
The Wild Beer Company has announced details of an upcoming collaboration project that will see the Somerset brewery team up with six international and UK breweries.

The Cellarman Project is the brewery’s first series of collaborations for 2018, with two others set to follow later in the year.

Wild Beer Co will produce six beers designed to highlight that “cask beer is capable of being more than the cheapest pint at the bar”.

The other six brewers involved in the project are: Magic Rock (UK), Left Handed Giant (UK), Ignition Brewery (UK), Fuller's (UK), Budvar (CZ) and Brooklyn Brewery (USA).

Expanding horizons

Wild Beer Co brewer Russell Sykes said: "Collaborations provide us, as brewers, with opportunities to share knowledge and experiences; develop and refine our skills; and further expand our horizons.

“In choosing our collaboration partners, we have not been constrained by geography; size or market segmentation. Instead, we have sought out those whose ethos and passion we share; who will push our boundaries and their own; and who believe great cask beer is worth investing in.

“It is also about highlighting the importance of how we not only produce our beer but how we look after it and maintain it once it rests in the venues cellar. The job of the cellar man is crucial in carrying the baton of the beer effectively from cellar to pump – this appreciation is what cemented the project idea between ourselves and Garrett Oliver at Brooklyn.”

Wildly different

Sykes added: “Each of the beers produced in this series will bring something wildly different to the market. Each will be a unique sum of the parts brought into the collaboration, the combination of our ideas and identities at this moment in each brewery’s development.

“Through this, we will add our collective weight to the argument that cask beer is capable of being more than the cheapest pint at the bar.”

The first of the collaborations, with Left Handed Giant, will be released next month. 

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